Grace Darling, Born on 24 November 1815 – a Newspaper Report from 1838 on the Rescue of Passengers from ‘The Forfarshire’

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Grace Darling was born in Bamburgh on 24 November 1815.

Grace and her father, William, the lighthouse keeper at the Longstone Lighthouse, became national heroes in 1838 when they rowed through stormy seas to rescue passengers from the stricken vessel, ‘The Forfarshire’.

To celebrate the birthday of this national heroine, here is a dramatic newspaper story (published in September 1838) that reports on the rescue.

historical newspaper report on grace darling

Dundee Courier – Friday 23 September 1892

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historical newspaper report on grace darling

West Kent Guardian – Saturday 15 September 1838

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